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  • Convicted

William ChrestmanLast Updated: February 9, 2024


Olathe, Kansas

Insurrection Related Information

  • Present at Capitol on 1/6

Litigation Details

  • Arrested in Olathe, Kansas
  • Sentenced on Jan 1, 2024

Executive Summary

Planned to enter the Capitol forcibly on January 6, and to stop, delay, and hinder the Congressional proceeding occurring that day. 

The defendants brought and wore paramilitary gear and supplies—including camouflaged combat uniforms, tactical vests with plates, helmets, eye protection, and radio equipment, and affixed orange tape to their clothing and tactical gear to identify each other. The defendants marched with other members of the Proud Boys to the Capitol and forcibly stormed past exterior barricades, U.S. Capitol Police officers, and law enforcement officers, before all but Ashlock entered the Capitol.

Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Conspiracy;
  • Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting;
  • Obstruction of Law Enforcement During Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting;
  • Threatening a Federal Officer;
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds and Carrying a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon;
  • Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds and Carrying a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon

Timeline of Litigation

  • Arrested

    Olathe, Kansas | February 11, 2021
  • Initial Appearance

    February 26, 2021 "Initial appearance 2/26/21."
  • Charged

    February 26, 2021 "Indicted 2/26/21."
  • Status Conference

    March 23, 2021 "Status conference held on 3/23/21."
  • Status Conference

    May 5, 2021 "Status conference held on 5/5/21."
  • Status Conference

    June 24, 2021 "Status conference held on 6/24/21."
  • Status Conference

    August 6, 2021 "Status conference held on 8/6/21. Defendant remains committed."
  • Status Conference

    October 1, 2021 "Status conference set for 10/1/21 at 4 pm."
  • Status Conference

    September 23, 2021 "Status conference set for 9/23 at 2 pm. Defendant remains on personal recognizance bond."
  • Pleaded

    October 16, 2023 "Pleaded Guilty"
  • Sentenced

    January 1, 2024 "Sentenced to 55 months’ incarceration 36 months’ supervised release $2,000 restitution"

Sentencing Details

  • Prison: 55 month(s)
  • Parole/Supervised Release: 36 month(s)
  • Fine/Restitution: $2,000

Affiliated Organizations

    • Extremist / Right-Wing Group

    Proud Boys

    37 individual(s)

Press Coverage

  • Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Published on October 16, 2023 Read at US DOJ
  • Individuals Associated with Proud Boys Charged with Conspiring to Obstruct an Official Proceeding and Interfering with Law Enforcement, and Other Charges Related to the Jan. 6 Riots

    Published on February 26, 2021 Read at US DOJ

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